2 August 2010
Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and TLT have all secured places on the Co-operative Group’s slimmed-down commercial legal panel.
The line-up of the so-called big four Scottish firms altered in the past financial year, with Brodies usurping Shepherd & Wedderburn in fourth place and McGrigors regaining the top spot after a four-year hiatus.
US firm Brown Rudnick has launched a High Court claim against Russian oil and gas business Baltic Oil Terminals.
Students whose Halliwells training contracts were cancelled after the firm went into administration have been offered a potential lifeline by Burges Salmon.
Imagine travelling home from work and telling the stressed-out inspector who is demanding to see your ticket that you are without one -and any money to pay for it.
Charles Russell has pulled out of clinical negligence work after a series of raids left it bereft of any partners in the practice.
We didn’t expect to write quite this much about one firm, but this week former managing partner Ian Austin has gone on the record about Halliwells’ fate.
Collyer Bristow can trace its roots back 250 years and is still located in the traditional heart of the London legal world, yet claims to have a thoroughly modern outlook.
Leading human rights silk Tim Otty QC is set to join Blackstone Chambers just six months after he quit 20 Essex Street to join civil rights set Doughty Street Chambers.
David Eatough has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the London structured finance team from Morgan Stanley.
The in-house lawyer is in a stronger position than before the recession, with external advisers now having more hoops to jump through to win the best litigation mandates
Recent purchases in the UK and elsewhere have put paid to the notion that money from the Gulf has run out. Luke McLeod-Roberts looks at the latest developments in Middle Eastern investment
Exclusive: Ian Austin on Halliwells’ culture, job losses and his own exit
As vice-president of Hasbro Europe’s legal team, Julia Runnacles’ job is not just fun and games - it’s also IP, safety regulations and a long list of upcoming Hollywood films.
The latest Hemscott rankings for legal advisers on AIM see Pinsent Masons retaining a slender advantage in terms of total client numbers, with LG boasting a healthy lead in terms of market capitalisation.
Linklaters and Rosenblatt Solicitors claimed the prize mandates acting on the e125m (£104.56m) sale of Channel 5 to Daily Express owner Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell publishing group.
The head of Withy King’s construction and engineering division Graham Street has been appointed as the firm’s managing partner.
The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (Sabip) is, rightly, one of the first quangos to be cut by the coalition.
Pinsent Masons has ended its recession-driven flexible working scheme, having saved approximately £2m and around 50 jobs from the initiative.
Pensions boutique Sacker & Partners posted a strong set of financials for the last reporting year, although the firm expects its profits for the current year to be hit by an impending move to new premises.
Taylor Wessing has hired litigation partner Susannah Wakefield from Bermuda firm Attride-Stirling & Woloniecki, where she was a counsel.
With the shrinkage in the professional indemnity market and rates rising sharply, experts agree that the sector is set for a rocky ride. By Katy Dowell
If you’re still scratching your head thinking of how to spend your summer then perhaps you could take a leaf out of the mariner’s book owned by one Cumbrian lawyer.
Leading US finance lawyers analyse the impact of the act on their industry. By Andrew Pugh
What time do you usually leave the office? It’s always dark outside.